Salman Khan is known to have had several love affairs with leading Bollywood actresses. From Aishwarya Rai to Katrina Kaif, the Dabangg actor has dated plenty of gorgeous divas and we almost believed they would end up getting married until they didn’t. However, Salman’s strongest relationship was with Sangeeta Bijlani.
Sangeeta started her career as a model at the age of 16. She has represented India in several beauty pageants and has also done some commercials. Around this time, she met the young and charming Salman Khan, and the duo fell in love with each other. Thus, even before their Bollywood debut, Salman Khan and Sangeeta Bijlani entered into a relationship in 1986.
In 1988, they both made their Bollywood debut. While Sangeeta started his Bollywood career with a starring role in “Qatil”, Salman Khan’s first film was “Biwi Ho To Aisi”. During this time, they met often and spent time as and when they could. Salman, when he was free, used to visit the film sets of Sangeeta Bijlani.
In our archives, we found a video from the late 80s where Salman was seen on the sets of the Sangeeta film. Sangeeta was shooting for a song with Mithun Chakraborty and during her breaks and edits, she used to sit with Salman and chat. Salman was seen in a red shirt and looked happy to be with her. This rare throwback video is from the sets of the Hindi film ‘Prakrami’. It was to be released in 1991, but remains unreleased to this day.
Watch the never-before-seen video of Salman Khan and Sangeeta Bijlani:
The relationship between Salman Khan and Sangeeta Bijlani lasted 10 years. It is said that they were about to get married in 1994 and the wedding cards were also printed. However, the wedding did not take place due to Salman’s non-committal nature. Their relationship ended when Sangeeta caught Salman cheating on her in the act. Salman was reportedly caught with Somy Ali.
After the breakup, Salman struck up a relationship with Somy Ali, while Sangeeta met and fell in love with already married man Mohammad Azharuddin. As their relationship grew serious, Azhar divorced his wife and married Sangeeta in 1996. The duo got divorced in 2010. Salman, meanwhile, remains single till date.
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